Spectre (2015)

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Critic Consensus: Spectre nudges Daniel Craig's rebooted Bond closer to the glorious, action-driven spectacle of earlier entries, although it's admittedly reliant on established 007 formula.

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A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind Spectre.
Rating:
PG-13 (for intense sequences of action and violence, some disturbing images, sensuality and language)
Genre:
Action & Adventure
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Cast

Daniel Craig
as James Bond
Christoph Waltz
as Franz Oberhauser
Naomie Harris
as Eve Moneypenney
Dave Bautista
as Mr. Hinx
Monica Bellucci
as Lucia Sciarra
Stephanie Sigman
as Estrella
Andrew Scott
as Denbigh
Rory Kinnear
as Bill Tanner
Léa Seydoux
as Madeleine Swann
Alessandro Cremona
as Marco Sciarra
Tenoch Huerta Mejía
as Mexican Man in Lift
Adriana Paz
as Mexican Woman in Lift
Marco Zingaro
as Gallo's Accomplice
Stefano Elfi DiClaudia
as Gallo's Accomplice
Stefano Elfi DiClaudia
as Gallo's Accomplice
Ian Bonar
as Q's Assistant
Tam Williams
as Moneypenny's Boyfriend
Richard Banham
as Oberhauser's London Helicopter Pilot
Pip Carter
as SC019 Police Officer
Marc Zinga
as Moreau
Gediminas Adomaitis
as Oberhauser's Right Hand Man
Peppe Lanzetta
as Lorenzo
Francesco Arca
as Francesco
Emilio Aniba
as Palazzo Security
Dai Tabuchi
as Businessman
George Lasha
as Businessman
Sargon Yelda
as Businessman
Erick Hayden
as Marshall
Oleg Mirochnikov
as Valerian
Antonio Salines
as Fiat Driver
Miloud Mourad Benamara
as Street Sweeper
Gido Schimanski
as Chairman
Nigel Barber
as Heads of Nations
Patrice Naiambana
as Heads of Nations
Stephane Cornicard
as Heads of Nations
Gary Fannin
as Heads of Nations
Sadao Ueda
as Heads of Nations
Wai Wong
as Heads of Nations
Joseph Balderrama
as Heads of Nations
Phillip Law
as Heads of Nations
Victor Schefe
as Clinic Barman
Harald Windisch
as Clinic Security Guard
Tristan Matthiae
as Clinic Security Guard
Detlef Bothe
as Cable Car Heavies
Bodo Friesecke
as Cable Car Heavies
Wilhem Iben
as Syringe Heavy
Marlon Boess
as Snowboarder
Lili Epply
as Snowboarder
Konstantin Gerlach
as Snowboarder
Lara Parmiani
as L'American Manager
Noemi Krausz
as Snowboarder
Umit Ulgen
as Train Guard
Noah Saavedra
as Snowboarder
Francis Attakpah
as Snowboarder
Amra Mallassi
as Train Waiter
Ziad Abaza
as Train Barman
Michael Glantschnig
as Snowboarder
Walid Mumuni
as Oberhauser's Chauffeur
Marie Wohlmuth
as Snowboarder
Nari Blair Mangat
as Oberhauser's Guard
Michael White
as Oberhauser's Butler
Derek Horsham
as Oberhauser's Guard
Adam McGrady
as Oberhauser's Waiter
Nader Dernaika
as Oberhauser's Analyst
Pezhmaan Alinia
as Oberhauser's Chief Analyst
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Critic Reviews for Spectre

All Critics (307) | Top Critics (47)

Spectre is sloppier than other recent Bonds, but it also feels like it's exhausted the idea that fueled the franchise's relaunch -- darker and more realistic can only last so long when it's paired with a rotating cast of Bond girls and supervillains.

Full Review… | November 9, 2015
BuzzFeed News
Top Critic

I regard it as a ravishing exercise in near-despair, with Bond beset by the suspicion that, were he to desist, both his character and his cause would be unmasked as a void. Killing is his living, and his proof of life.

Full Review… | November 8, 2015
New Yorker
Top Critic

Dazzles early and fizzles late...Bond is not Batman; he does not need an origin story.

Full Review… | November 7, 2015
The Atlantic
Top Critic

There are signs of Bond bloat within many of the action sequences - it must be hard to trim such extravagant footage - but they are at least partly overcome by an increase in levity.

Full Review… | November 6, 2015
San Diego Reader
Top Critic

If one of the most successful and long-running franchises in movie history wants to keep pumping, it's once again time to change the formula.

Full Review… | November 6, 2015
Christian Science Monitor
Top Critic

For the most part, it's efficient-enough Bond fare - overlong car chases, beautiful women in eternal danger, crazy stunts, suave cool under fire. Nice fitting suits.

Full Review… | November 5, 2015
Detroit News
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Spectre

Every couple of years we get to go to the movies and hear the immortal words "Bond is back!". It's been 53 years since Sean Connery stepped into the role that he made iconic or made him an icon. That is a debate for a later time. Six Bonds later and the franchise still delivers enjoyable adventures that span the globe (with the occasional dud). Spectre is officially the 24th film and it really harkens back to the Bond of 30 years ago. The previous three films have built to this point in which Bond (Daniel Craig) has found that there is a huge criminal syndicate called Spectre that has been behind the events going all the way back to Casino Royale. Spectre represents a series of events in which Bond attempts to pull back the curtain and expose the puppet master in the form of Ernst Stravo Blofeld (Christophe Waltz). What's interesting about Spectre is that after 45 years of legal wranglings James Bond finally gets to face his arch nemesis. Blofeld is a characters that has never been played by the same actor twice and Christophe Waltz is a wonderful return for the character. Cold, calculated evil delivered. Craig once again fits into Bond and exudes that dark, brooding Bond. Some have mentioned the Roger Moore era of Bond being represented in this film, but Craig keeps the film grounded. Each Bond is his own man, yet the same man. Bringing us to the story, it once again leads to world control. Not from nukes or space stations, but information. We live in an information age. Our bogeymen sit at computer screens now. Who is on the other end of that camera watching you.Bond stories tend to recycle themselves, but amazingly most of them hold up. Spectre is a very good follow up to the almost perfect Skyfall. What's enjoyable about James Bond films, particularly when comparing films with the Bournes and Mission: Impossibles out there. Each individual Bond film makes its own mark, be it in villains, locales, or general bad assery. Other spy franchise seem to blend together, creating a murky identity when trying to remember what film had this or that happen. Bond has never had that problem and it's one of the many reasons that these films endure and continue to endure.

Chris Garman
Chris Garman

Super Reviewer

Stylish in every way -- but a little too much of everything.

Christian C
Christian C

Super Reviewer

The evil plan, bwa-ha-ha, is to watch everybody, bwa-ha-ha-hah, to spy ON THE WHOLE WORLD. ("Are you looking at me? Are you looking at me!") Evil will need a serious reboot if that's the sum of their villainous scheme. In the meantime, more infrastructure work on the series. M, Q, & Moneypenny, A, B, & C. The problem is that it feels as if we're still getting ready to go somewhere instead of actually going someplace. Thank goodness the villains shake up the whole infrastructure remodeling process whenever they show up or it would've been boring as waxing your floors.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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